Online registration for the NYCSEF 2016 competition is OPEN!

Reminder: You must save your personal link to your NYCSEF account.  Via your NYCSEF 2016 link, you can access your online registration page.  Be sure to complete all sections of the registration & application pages. Once you click I’m Finished you will not be able to return to your registration page. Print out your confirmation page including your application, registration and supplemental forms. Save originals for yourself and mail a copy to the NYCSEF office.

Please click on NYCSEF Online Registration System to begin.


The deadline to apply for NYCSEF 2016 is December 16, 2015.  All applications must be postmarked by that date and online registration will close at 5PM.


1. Click I’m Finished only when you are 100% finished.
2. After you finish registration, print your confirmation page including your application, registration and supplemental forms (as needed).
3. Make a copy of all NYCSEF documents and any supporting documents you have to include in your application.
a. Examples of required forms: Signature Page, Student Information, Research Plan, Abstract, and Forms 1, 1A and 1B.
b. Examples of supplemental forms include Forms 1C, 2, 3, 4, 5A, 5B, 6A, 6B & 7.
c. Examples of supporting documents include sample surveys, IACUC approval letters, letters from mentors, etc.

Team Projects:
1. Only team leaders (Student #1) apply on-line for the group.
2. Each team members (Student #1, Student # 2, and Student #3) must submit a completed and signed Signature Page and Approval Form (Form 1B) with the paper application to NYCSEF.
3. As team leader (Student #1), your email address will be the main contact for all communication regarding the project, including online application, project status updates, and requests for additional application materials.

Ready to Send your Application?
Mail a hard copy of the complete application to NYCSEF at 16 Court Street, 3rd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201. Packages must be postmarked 12/16/15 and should include:
a. One copy of the NYCSEF online application Confirmation Form which includes student/project information, the Project Summary/Research Plan and Project Abstract.
b. One copy of the signed NYCSEF required and supplemental forms (where applicable)
c. Two copies of your Research Paper (see page 4 in the Rules & Guidelines).

If you have questions, please contact our office by email at or phone at 718-254-7252 (Monday through Fridays, 8:30AM to 4PM).  Follow us @officialnycsef on Instagram, Twitter & Facebook for updates on application review and fair events.

Good Luck!

Upcoming Dates & Deadlines

  1. 14Dec2016 NYCSEF Project Application Due Date
  2. 05Mar2017 NYCSEF Preliminary Round @ The City College of New York
  3. 28Mar2017 NYCSEF Finals Round @ The American Museum of Natural History (Tent.)
  4. 31Mar2017 NYCSEF Awards Ceremony @ The Tribeca Performing Arts Center, Borough of Manhattan Community College
  5. 07May2017 International Science & Engineering Fair Week in Los Angeles, CA

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